What Avaaz Does
Avaaz is a global web movement to bring strength in numbers politics to push decision-making all over the world. The word Avaaz means voice in several languages. It launched in 2007 with a mission to organize people of all nations to close the space that separates the world we have and the world most of us desires. Avaaz pushes millions of people from all backgrounds to take action on global, regional, and national issues. These issues can include corruption, poverty, conflict, and climate change. Internet organizing is a way for tons of small collective forces to become a single collective force. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 different languages, there’s a core team of 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. Taking action includes petition signing, direct actions, sending emails, calling and lobbying governments, as well as offline protests and events. All of this action ensures that the views and values of the world are taking part in the decisions that affect everyone.
How Avaaz Works
Today the latest technology Avaaz is able to work on any issue of public concern. This allows campaigns of quickness, cleverness, flexibility, focus, and scale. Avaaz’s online community can reach a vast number of listeners to point out new issues and make them personal, attracting all persons that the issue may strike as an important part of their everyday lives, or just reaching those who still have hope for a better humanity. Annually Avaaz uses member polls, campaign ideas are running through these polls and tested to weed out the most important values that are work fighting for. The numbers in power usually reach up to hundreds of thousands of people supporting a single topic, and fighting for one significant change.
What Avaaz Focuses On
Every now and then a situation presents itself and there needs to be a single decision made that has the ability to affect many others with the same story. In times like these, a large number of members from the public can make the difference. Standing strong against whatever the outcome may be, supporting their own values and beliefs will not fall on deaf ears. Political consequences are always considered and it has to be at these times that public speaks out to make a difference. This volume of people that speak up on an issue is not ignored, and will always have the potential to change any outcome. Watch Avaaz Youtube Video